Sports update: Highlighting volleyball, field hockey, soccer and rowing

Photo provided by Fisher Athletics
Photo provided by Fisher Athletics

By Khari Demos, Sports Editor 

Women’s volleyball splits on the weekend

Fisher finished their final Empire 8 crossover games of the season, falling in their first game with Stevens then following up with a victory over Hartwick. The Cardinals have a 6-2 conference record and they sit at a 21-7 mark for the year.

Empire 8 conference leader Stevens took a 3-1 match up with Fisher and are unbeaten in conference play with an 8-0 record. The opening set of the game would be the Cardinals only win, as they would lose the final three sets by a score of 75-57.

Fisher then bounced back in their next contest with Hartwick in straight sets, 3-0. The Cardinals had a strong attack game, gaining a 45-25 advantage over the Hawks. Rebecca Hay, Anna Marcy, and Katie Mazierski were the respective team leaders in assists, aces, and digs in the game.

The Cardinals get back to work on Oct. 25 in a non-conference game with Cortland.

Field hockey loses second straight

Washington and Jefferson defeated Fisher by a score of 2-1 on Oct. 21. The Cardinals have now dropped back to back games for the first time all season and have a 12-3 record overall.

Emily Markarian scored Fisher’s lone goal of the game, giving the Cardinals a 1-0 lead heading into the second half. It was the 71st career goal for Markarian, extending her lead as the program’s all-time leading goal scorer.

Fisher will look to get back on track against Oswego on Oct. 24, in one of their final two non-conference games of the regular season.

Women’s soccer falters on senior day

The Cardinals were upended by Alfred 1-0, in their final home game of the season. Kara Bricker, Nora Broderick, Alison Menges, and Jackie Romano were honored prior to the start of the game for their senior status.

The Cardinals could not get on the board throughout the game, due to Alfred’s Sammy Jo Shanahan’s 20 saves on the game. Fisher put together a strong defensive performance, holding the Saxons to a total of five shots overall.

There is one last game on the schedule for the Cardinals. They take on Elmira on Oct. 24.

Men’s soccer draws with Elmira

Fisher played in a low scoring contest with Elmira, but the game ended without a winner because it ended in a 1-1 tie. The Cardinals conference record now stands at 2-3-1, while they hold a 7-4-4 overall record.

Bryan Rollins assisted on Justen Polk’s goal in the 86th minute for the lone Cardinal score. Despite the draw, Fisher put together a successful defensive effort by only giving up eight shot attempts for the game.

Geneseo will be the Cardinals next opponent on the slate, as they face-off on Oct. 25.

Women’s rowing takes on Head of the Charles

The Cardinals competed in one of the biggest rowing events in the country at the 53rd annual Head of the Charles regatta. Fisher would go on to take 35th place in the women’s collegiate fours competition.

Those competing were Coxswain Sierra Welker, Leslie Choi, Stephanie Bishop, Savannah Elliott, and Kaylee Stoelting. The Head of the Fish regatta is next for the Cardinals on Oct. 28, which will be held in Saratoga Springs.

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